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28 July 2015

Liberia: Global Witness report alleges intimidation, violent abuse of communities opposed to Golden Veroleum's encroachment on their lands

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23 July 2015

A report by SOMO & Green Advocates sheds light on the negative human rights impacts of companies with Liberian operations

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21 July 2015

Central African Rep.: Global Witness accuses foreign timber firms of funding conflict

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7 July 2015

Report analyses natural resource contracts as tools for managing respect for rights by mining sector

Author: Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften für Rohstoffe (BGR) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

...This study examines the different types of legal regimes governing mining projects in 18 countries around the world with a particular emphasis on the key provisions in mining contracts as well as in law where countries have adopted a licensing...

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29 June 2015

Liberian president signs into law Decent Work Bill aimed at enhancing transparency, integrity in the work place

Author: New Republic (Liberia)

'Decent Work Bill will improve working conditions', 29 Jun 2015:…President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf…[has] signed…[the Decent Work Bill] into law…She [said]…she is…assured that the Decent Work Bill will improve working conditions and benefits of the...

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9 June 2015

Africa: Corporate tax dodging prevents govts. from protecting economic & social rights, says Oxfam report

Author: Sean Buchanan, allAfrica

“Africa: Corporate Tax Dodging Cheats Africa Out of 6 Billion Dollars, Says Oxfam”, 2 Jun 2015: G7-based companies and investors cheated Africa out of an estimated six billion dollars in a year through just one form of tax dodging, according to a new...

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27 May 2015

Liberia: Protest by Golden Veroleum employees over "low wages, bad labour practices" turns violent; includes company comments

Author: Front Page Africa (Liberia)

'Sinor-country concession area hit by rioting, several fleeing', 27 May 2015:…[W]orkers of…Golden Veroleum…staged a…violent…protest…against low wages and bad labor practices…GVL’s Human Resource Manager was reportedly seized for several hours…property...

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26 May 2015

Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa says Africa loses $50 billion annually through tax avoidance & fraud, mainly through commercial activities

A recently release report by the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa says Africa loses $50 billion a year through tax avoidance and fraud, mainly through commercial activities. This revenue could have been used to improve lives and...

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5 May 2015
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28 April 2015

Liberia: APM Terminals stages event to mark global safety day under theme "work safe, home safe"

Author: Edwin M. Fayia III, Daily Observer (Liberia)

'APM terminal, partners observe global safety day' 28 Apr 2015:…[E]mployees and the…leadership of the National Port Authority (NPA)…celebrated Global Safety Day (GSD) [under the theme, “Work Safe, Home Safe” ] in Monrovia with a call for all to...

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